Seven miles south of the Loop lies one of Chicago real estate's most famous neighborhoods: Hyde Park. Known worldwide as the home of the University of Chicago, Hyde Park is also one the city's most cosmopolitan residential and commercial communities. A study in contrasts, Hyde Park is a traditional neighborhood of suburban-like streets and meticulously kept homes. It also boasts some of Chicago's most influential architecture including Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House and buildings by Eero Saarinen, I.M. Pei and Mies van der Rohe. At the same time, the community is on the cultural leading edge with its proximity to the University of Chicago.
Hyde Park is also a study in urban diversity. Residents and students have a world of choices in restaurants and specialty shops representing an eclectic mix of culture. In addition, Hyde Park's lakefront is the location of one of the most famous museums in the world, the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. The community is also home to a number of other educational and cultural institutions and societies, including the DuSable Museum of African American History, The Catholic Theological Union, The Chicago Theological Seminary, the Hyde Park Art Center and the Chicago Renaissance Society. In addition, the University of Chicago offers a variety of programs for both students and residents of the community.